Aug 3, 2013 4:00pm PDT
children, as well. >> america's motor city working to start up for recovery. detroit becomes the largest city in the country to file for bankruptcy in u.s. history. this after a steady drop in population and decline in tax base for the past several decades. now the city is sitting on $18.5 billion in debt. >> one of the things that i want to say to our citizens is that as tough as this is, i really didn't want to go in this direction, but now that we are here, we have to make the best of it. >> detroit's murder rate is also at a 40-year high, and the population is at a low of 700,000. pope francis makes his first trip overseas since becoming pontiff, presiding over world youth day in rio de janeiro, bringing in millions of young catholics from around the world to attend the event that happens every two years. the pope, who has spoken often of concerns for the poor, will tour a shanty neighborhood and speak to business and political leaders. for "teen kids news," i'm laura ingle, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> imagine trying to find your way in a new country when both the languag
Aug 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
like you and me, and they got a helping hand from youth service america, y.s.a. >> y.s.a. is a global nonprofit that reaches out to young people around the world, now in over 106 countries, and asks them to change the world. >> i help the senior citizens locally through a charity. >> i'm an adviser for prep for prep on saturdays, which is this program that helps low-income kids get into independent schools. >> i'm going to nicaragua to build for a community. >> i definitely want to start a charity for people and children in the world who don't have everything that we have, but i don't really know how to. >> we often report on service projects kids are doing. that's how we found out about y.s.a. it helps great ideas find support and funding. according to y.s.a., there are four ways kids can change the world. >> the first is through awareness, where they raise awareness about big issues. second thing is service, where they intervene. they provide their time and their talents to a big problem. third is through advocacy, where they might do letters to the editors, have their voices heard.
Aug 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
into our cars. >> america is the world's leading producer of soybeans. by using oil from soybeans to make materials like the foam ellen showed me, ford now uses far less petroleum. and soybeans cause less pollution. >> so, one of the other areas we're working on is over here. and do you know what this is? >> it's wheat, right? >> exactly. so we're looking at wheat, as well as other natural fibers, to put into our hard-molded plastics in place of things like fiberglass and minerals to make our plastics stronger. so, in addition to putting natural materials to improve the environmental friendliness, it also makes our plastics lighter in weight. >> why is lightweight so important? >> well, the lighter the weight of our vehicles, the better the fuel economy. >> and that means cars can go further on less gas. >> this is a fiber called "kenaf." that can either be combined with plastic and molded into a part like this or something that's more like this. and this one, i think, is one of the more interesting ones we've been looking at recently. do you know what that is? >> money? >> yep, this is s
Aug 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
winning video. >> we don't do that here. bullying? do you realize that in america, almost 200,000 students are afraid to come to school every day because they're afraid of being bullied? that's why at cy ranch, we don't do that. this is how we do it. >> ♪ when you look in the mirror, tell me what do you see? ♪ ♪ are you wearing the words that you're throwing me? ♪ ♪ when you're fixing your hair and whitening your teeth, do you know that it's ugly what you do to me? ♪ ♪ guess what? ♪ you're lame ♪ you don't even know my name ♪ oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪ oh, i don't want to play your games ♪ >> you can compete for scholarships and prizes in several categories. this video from cypress ranch high school in texas won for community involvement. >> ♪ who do you think you are? ♪ trying to call the shots ♪ think you're so cool, but you're so not ♪ >> the video was created by trip oswald, a senior at cypress ranch. >> bullying is something that has to stop, and we're all really passionate about that. it's just been such an amazing journey for all of us. and we were just astound